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Holidays in Abu Dhabi

Our new daily Virgin Atlantic service to Dubai takes off from London Heathrow from 26th October 2024.

Looking to travel before then? Our partner airline Emirates offers multiple daily flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle.

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The capital of enchantment

As the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi offers a striking blend of 21st-century cityscapes and cherished traditions. Skyscrapers and water parks contrast with pristine gardens, luxurious hotels, and magnificent mosques, blending to create an awe-inspiring holiday destination.


Amidst the modernity, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands as a symbol of cultural reverence. Beyond the city, thrilling desert excursions await in the vast and untouched beauty of the desert dunes, making Abu Dhabi a must-visit destination for anyone seeking contemporary luxury and timeless heritage.

We fly direct to Dubai daily

7 hour flight
M T W T F S S
London Heathrow - Dubai
26th October 2024 - 30th March 2025
Dubai - London Heathrow
27th October 2024 - 30th March 2025

Book our new daily service that takes off on the 26th October 2024, from London Heathrow.

Abu Dhabi Holidays: where the old meets the new

Ancient traditions live side-by-side with contemporary architecture and world record-breaking feats in Abu Dhabi. Constantly developing, renovating and changing, the city always has something new to offer. From its sun-kissed white beaches to an ultra-modern skyline, holidays in Abu Dhabi are where city trips and beach breaks come together.

Family fun on Yas Island

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton

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The fun never ends at The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, the world's first ever Warner Bros™ hotel! This hotel truly brings your favourite character's to life, from Batman to Scooby Doo. You never know who you might see... 

What's more, when staying here, you will receive complimentary access to one (1) Yas Island theme park per person, per day for the duration of your stay. 

One summer isn't enough

Hotels in Abu Dhabi

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Essential information for Abu Dhabi

Local time
-21hrs
Currently
Language
Flag of the United Arab Emirates
Arabic
Currency
UAE Dirham
Official currency of the United Arab Emirates
Flight information
7h 05m
DXB
Direct flight
When to go
Abu Dhabi enjoys a year round warm climate with very little rainfall. Virgin Atlantic operate a winter service during which the weather is a more manageable temperature.
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Do I need a visa?

If you’re travelling on a British Citizen passport, you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. This visa allows visitors to stay in the UAE for up to 30 days. The visa terminates automatically on departure and a new visa is issued on arrival each time the visitor returns to the UAE.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to begin on 28th February or 1st March 2025. Visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

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